University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

Michael Kolster: Home and Other Realms and
Work from the Stephen K. Halpert Collection of Photography

Opening reception for Home and Other Realms

October 21, 2022

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

October 21, 2022-January 22, 2023

Opening reception: Friday, October 21, 4 – 7 p.m.

This two-part exhibition will highlight the recent work of photographer Michael Kolster in a solo exhibit, “Home and Other Realms”, in conversation with work from the Stephen K. Halpert Collection of Photography.  An amalgam of three distinct series—self-portraits; architectural photographs of Lewiston’s urban center; and photographs of the artist’s son, Calvin, who has multiple disabilities—“Home and Other Realms” touches on themes of the visualization of self; neurodiversity; and family connections & domesticity. The exhibit will include text by Kolster’s wife, writer Christy Shake, describing the challenges of caring for their non-neurotypical child. The concurrent show of work from the Stephen K. Halpert Collection of Photography, including recent acquisitions, will complement “Home and Other Realms” with a selection of photography organized by Curator of Photography Stephen Halpert.